Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bombay Cotton Mills Estate

Poddar Mills (Process House)


SPRING MILLS (Bombay Dyeing Group)


Friday, August 15, 2014

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fashion United

FashionUnited is the world's leading business to business cross media fashion platform enabling fashion professionals and companies to make their activities more fun and efficient.

FashionUnited is an independent trade organization operating world wide, crossing borders and cultures, optimizing the industry's way of working. Our activities are based on and driven by cross media services using opportunities this fast dynamic world offers.

The main target is to make the fashion industry more fun and efficient by using the one-stop-shop services, including trade news, job databases, executive recruitment, directories, network tools, narrowcasting, e-business, e-markets and events.

Contact Details :
FashionUnited Media BV P.O Box 69011; 1060CA Amsterdam Phone: +31 206154241; +31 206154241; Fax: +31 84 7565584; E-mail:;

FashionUnited TV P.O Box 69011; 1060CA Amsterdam Phone: +31 206154241, +31 206154241 Fax: +31 84 7565584; E-mail:;

FashionUnited Career Centers P.O Box 69011; 1060CA Amsterdam Phone: +31 206154241; +31 206154241 Fax: +31 84 7565584; E-mail:;

FashionUnited eBusiness P.O. Box 60014; 1320 AA Almere Phone: +31 36 7117054; +31 36 7117054 Fax: +31 36 5382800; E-mail:

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

“Innovision 2010 – A Session with Visionary Leaders” on Saturday, 27 March 2010

CII Southern Region is organising “Innovision 2010 – A Session with Visionary Leaders” on Saturday, 27 March 2010 from 1030 Hrs to 1400 Hrs at Hotel Taj Coromandel, Chennai. This Session is organised coinciding with the CII Southern Region’s Annual Meeting. Innovision 2010 will focus on the 'Role of Corporates in Nation Building and Inclusive Growth – its Challenges & Opportunities'.

Key speakers include:
Mr Salman Khursheed, Minister of State (IC) for Corporate Affairs, Government of India
Mr Francisco J Sanchez, Under Secretary for International Trade, Department of Commerce, USA
Prof K V Thomas, Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India
Mrs D Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resources, Government of India
Mr Arun Maira, Member – Planning Commission, Government of India
Mr Venu Srinivasan, President, CII & Managing Director, Sundaram-Clayton Ltd.
Mr C R Swaminathan, Chairman, CII (SR) & Chief Executive, PSG Industrial Institute
Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, Deputy Chairman, CII (SR) & CEO & Managing Director, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Dr Subroto Bagchi, Gardener, MindTree Ltd
Mr J K Dutt, Former Director General, National Security Guards

Key takeaways for participants:
Opportunity to interact with visionary leaders
Understand the emerging perceptions on role of corporate towards 'Nation Building and Inclusive Growth'
Network with over 400 CEOs and industry representatives during the annual session
Explore the emerging business opportunities and benchmarking innovative, successful business models with inclusiveness
Understanding the big picture of corporates as growth enablers.
Become a part of CII’s online community and network with other participants.

There will not be any registration fee for participation, however the registration will be on first–come-first-served basis due to space constraints. Please note pre-registration is a must due to security reasons.
Please click here or the URL given below for registration.

Regional DirectorConfederation of Indian IndustrySouthern Regional Headquarters98/1 Velacherry Main RoadGuindyChennai 600 032Tel: 044 42444555Fax: 044 42444510Email: cii.south@cii.inWebsite:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Impact of Economic slowdown on Indian Textile and Clothing Industry

Impact of Economic slowdown on Indian Textile and Clothing Industry :

A study assigned by CITI, Texprocil, AEPC & SRTEPC - June - 2009.

for Detailed report, please click the below link.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Apparel Brain Connect - (ABC)

In an Industry that seems to be falling apart the need to ‘CONNECT’ is supreme…. But while there exists platforms for exporters like AEPC and other trade councils… where is the forum for professions to interact and connect?

Attempting to fill the gap is “Apparel Brain Connect” an initiative to bring top, senior and mid level employees of various organization from different fields of the textile industry like retail, manufacturing, global sourcing, process houses, textile mills on a common platform by creating a social network.Unlike other blogs which are in existence, ABC unique functionality is to arrange meets & events to let people interact personally and get a chance to meet the long lost colleagues or create an opportunity within.Besides this giving recognitions on various achievements of the driving forces of the industry by virtue of their contribution to the industry is also a key functionality of the forum.
More details :

Thursday, May 14, 2009

International Workshop on Marketing & Technology of Technical Textiles, 3-4 July 2009, The Residency Hotel, Coimbatore, TN, India.

The Bangalore based trading & consultancy firm TecniTex Nonwovens Pvt Ltd popularly known as TECNITEX is organising an International workshop on Marketing & Technology of Technical Textiles to be held in Coimbatore on 3-4, July 2009 at The Residency Hotel, Coimbatore, TN, India.

This event is organized in collaboration with The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA-USA), Texas Tech University, USA, South India Mill Owners Association – SIMA and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textile Management –SVPITM, Coimbatore

This two day workshop & Table – top displays will create link between existing Nonwoven roll good, machinery and raw material manufacturers, traders, converters and prospective industrialists and entrepreneurs aspiring to venture into the technical textiles field and expose them to various opportunities available in India and abroad for technical textile products. The workshop will focus on two important issues facing the nascent technical textiles industry in India

· How and where to market
· What are the markets potential

Salient features of this conference will include:

· Current global status of the technical textiles industry
· Where does India stand in this sector?
· Technology know-how involving different aspects of processing
such as woven, knitted and nonwovens
· Important end-products and their applications
· Marketing strategies and creating know-how on global markets
· Some success stories

Technology issues will be covered by the international expert Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech University, USA. There will also be Table-Top displays by leading Technical Textiles companies providing an opportunity to aspiring investors and existing players to do networking and marketing.

The workshop will help the participants to establish business for filtration, Geotextiles, Automotive, Hygiene, Medical, Wipes and other nonwoven consumer products in the Indian and global markets.

Speakers from multinationals, international trade associations, Indian technical textiles companies will speak on their experiences and opportunities and prospects India can offer in the Nonwoven and Technical textile segment.

The workshop will bring in a cross section of captains and decision makers from the Textiles, Nonwovens, machinery, Fibre and Dyestuff / Binder manufacturers, Processing Houses, Research Associations and Academia and act as a platform for business relationship, networking and new business opportunities.

The opportunity for the sponsor lies not only in reaching out to 200 plus delegates from India and overseas who are expected to attend but to take advantage of the wide publicity your company will get by associating with TecniTex and in the International print and media. More importantly, your company can leverage your business as the major Nonwoven / Raw material / Machinery / dyestuff supplier to promote the Nonwoven & technical textiles segment in India and reap the benefit ultimately.

It provides to get into Nonwovens and technical textiles business and most importantly how to market technical textiles? Companies and Individuals interested in technical textiles business can depute their staff and attend as delegates. Existing Nonwoven companies can set up table-tops and advertise in the conference souvenir to publicize their products and network with the captains of the industry and aspiring investors attending our workshop to leverage their sales.

For more info :
TecniTex Nonwovens Pvt Ltd,
569, Hari Bldg,
6th Cross,
7th Main,
HAL II Stage, Bangalore – 560008, KA, India.
Tel: 91 80 25256674 / 64567748/ 9449835605,
Fax: 91 80 25255605
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Environmental Justice Foundation - (EJF).,

Environmental Justice Foundation, Protecting People and Planet
EJF makes a direct link between the need for environmental security and the defence of basic human rights

Over two thirds of the world’s cotton is grown in developing countries and the former Soviet Union. Valued at over $32 billion every year, global cotton production should be improving lives. But this "white gold" too often brings misery.

EJF is committed to eradicating child labour and the deadliest pesticides from cotton production and promoting organic alternatives.

EJF is a registered charity established in 2000 to empower people who suffer most from environmental abuses to find peaceful ways of preventing them.

EJF provides film and advocacy training to individuals and grassroots organisations in the global south, enabling them to document, expose and create long term solutions to environmental abuses.

EJF campaigns internationally to raise awareness of the issues our grassroots partners are working to solve locally.

Today EJF has a team of campaigners and film-makers based in London, and works internationally with partners in Brazil, Vietnam, Mali, Sierra Leone, Uzbekistan, Mauritius and Indonesia.

Environmental Justice Foundation - (EJF),
5 St Peter's Street,
London N1 8JD,
United Kingdom
tel: +44 (0)207 359 0440
fax: +44 (0)207 359 7123
EJF is a registered charity No. 1088128

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Academy of Fashion and Art - New Delhi


AFA (Academy of Fashion and Art - New Delhi) - provides quality courseware and class room coaching for NIFT, NID,PEARL,SRISHTI and other top Art, Design and Fashion institutes entrance exams.AFA has developed a large quantum of top quality courseware.

The courseware consists of Basic Study Material (with practice exercises), Individual Test Papers in different test areas and Comprehensive MOCK Test Papers for NIFT, NID, PEARL and SRISHTI etc. entrance exams to achieve best result .The study material and the test papers represent the actual entrance exams that the students are preparing for .

The courseware is updated regularly to keep pace with the changing trends observed in various Fashion entrance exams. A large team of experienced and qualified Research and Development personnel undertakes the task of keeping track of the patterns of and the changing trends in various entrance exams and preparation/modification of the courseware based on the questions appearing in various Fashion and Art entrance exams.

This team ensures that the study material is of high quality and representative of the exams that the students are likely to face. No wonder that our students feel at home with the final exams they write because, for them, the final exam is just an extension of what they do in the course.

Head Office
B-1/628, MAIN NAJAFGARH ROAD, IIND FLOOR, JANAKPURINew Delhi-110058. Ph:09711449927
Study Centre
22,IIND FLOOR,Kapil Vihar,Main Road, PitamPura
New Delhi-110034. Ph:09312166762

New Delhi-110092. Ph:09350315323

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

American Certification Corporation


The American Certification Corporation was incorporated in the state of Michigan in 1992. ACC is headquartered in Burlington, MA and sales offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Arkansas.

ACC is accredited by RvA, Dutch Council For Accreditation to provide registration to the ISO 9000 standard specific industries within selected scope sectors.

ACC's assessors are highly qualified. Most assessors and lead assessors are certified and registered by I.R.C.A. or RABQSA, and many are registered by both.

For more details :

American Certification Corporation

69 Winn StreetBurlington,

MA 01803

Tel: 877-592-5444;

Fax: 781-270-6204



New Series.....' Acredited Registrars - Worldwide'. -1

Today is the world of Certifications, compliance etc etc.......
I am starting a new series.....'Acredited Registrars - Worldwide'.

Hope the same will be useful for all of us.

To begin with.....
ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE) serves customers worldwide with expert management system certifications and exceptional customer service.

More Details :
ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc.
16855 Northchase Drive
Houston, TX 77060
Tel: 281-877-6800; Fax: 281-877-6801

Sunday, April 19, 2009


It was back in 2001 that TAKSHSHILA INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (TIPS), made the bow in the education field. TIPS is a premier institution sponsored by TAKSHSHILA EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY, Andhra Pradesh, India.

TIPS is an initiative of team of Ex NIFT and Ex IIM’s & Engginers to impart comprehensive guidance and assistance for preparation of NIFT/NID/CEED/ B.Architecture [AIEEE/NATA] Entrance examinations.

Contact Details :
1-11-212/2, Street No.4, Gurumurthy Lane, Begumpet, Hyd-500016. India
Phone : 040-66203313, 66203314,
Mobile: 09963-338877

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Flax ..different stages...

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Gutenberg EBook of Textiles and Clothing

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Textiles and Clothing,
by Kate Heintz Watson
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it,
give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at
Title: Textiles and Clothing
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System:

ISO 9001: 2008 defines quality as ‘the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfils requirements.’ Grade denotes a category or grade attributed to a product, and grades and categories of products having the same functional use can be widely different. The term quality assurance is used to denote actions that lead to building confidence in all concerned stakeholders that requirements would be fulfilled. The term quality control simply focuses on fulfilling quality requirements. Quality management, on the other hand, encompasses all activities, maintaining the focus on distinction and control aspects in an organization as regards quality is concerned.

Gaining competitive advantage through quality; Successful companies are those driven by quality- from the way they operate, to the customer service standards they set and the products they deliver. Focusing on quality makes for leaner, fitter organization, and one that is better equipped to win new opportunities in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Certifying your organization to ISO 9001, or other standards relating to quality, offers a proof of your commitment of business performance.

ISO 9001: 2008: is an international standard related to quality management, applicable to any organization from all types of business sectors and activities.

ISO 9001: 2008: is based on eight quality management principles (all fundamental to good business practice). When fully adopted, these principles can help improve your organizational performance.

Customer focus: organizations depends on their customers, and therefore need to shape activities around the fulfillment of market need.

Leadership: is needed to provide unity of purpose and direction.

Involvement of people: creates an environment where people become fully involved in achieving the organization’s objectives.

Process approach to management: to achieve organizational objectives, resources and activities need to be managed as processes, with an understanding of how the outputs of one process affects the inputs to another.

System approach: the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization depends on a systemized approach to work activities.

Continual improvement: adopting this as a part of everyday culture is a key objective for an organization.

Fact based decision-making: effective decisions are based on the logical and intuitive analysis of data and factual information.

Mutually beneficial supplier relationships: such relationships will enhance the ability to create value.

Involves Top management in the improvement of the Quality management System.
Facilitates the organization to become a customer-focused organization.
Ensures sustained customer satisfaction by producing, delivering services and providing support functions that meet customer's needs and expectations
Increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization through continual improvement in systems and products' /services quality

ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System:
EMS defines an effective environmental system which can be applied to all types of companies. Environmental issues have come to the forefront in recent years with greater awareness amongst legislators, insurers, financiers, shareholders, customers, employees and neighbors. It reduces the environmentally harmful effects of companies operations and by reducing the raw material and energy consumption it increases the financial efficiency of a company.
The system encourages the companies to use the environmental friendly, advanced production technologies.

ISO 14001: specifies the most important requirements to identify, control and monitor the environmental aspects of any organization, and also how to manage and improve the whole system.

ISO 14001: is part of a series of international standards applicable to any organization, anywhere, relating to environmental management. Based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, ISO 14001 specifies the most important requirements to identify, control and monitor the environmental aspects of any organization, and also how to manage and improve the whole system.

Some business benefits are:
Customer, investor, public, community assurance by demonstrating commitment.
Improving cost control through conserving input materials and energy.
Reducing incidents that result in liability therefore reduces insurance costs.
Assisting the attainment of permits and authorizations for local trade.
The focus of the EMS is to control all direct or indirect aspects the organisation has, or could potentially have, on the environment; for example, emissions to air, land or water. The organization should implement improvement programmes, which may lead to financial benefits.

ISO 22001 Food Safety System:
Food safety is a global concern. Public health issues can significantly impact on trade. Legislation, in most countries, requires proprietors of food companies to implement HACCP principles into food production systems. A management system based on HACCP principles allows organizations to identify, document, maintain and review food hazards that occur during the food production process

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22000:2005 Standard:Requirements for a Food Safety Management System demonstrates an organization’s commitment to food safety, and provides a means to demonstrate that an organization is taking the necessary steps to control food safety hazards.
The standard has three parts:
Good manufacturing practices (GMP) or pre-requisite programs requirements
HACCP principles
Management system requirements

ISO 22001:2005: applies to all organizations, regardless of their size, that impact the food chain. This includes ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, package suppliers, service providers, farmers, food processors, and catering and retailing organizations.
Requirements include:
HACCP System
Management system requirements
Good manufacturing practices (GMP) or pre-requisite programs requirements
Allows organization within the food chain to demonstrate their commitment to food safety.
Improved internal and external communication.
Ability to show control of known food hazards.
Continuous improvement of an organization's food safety management system.
Use of the internationally recognized NSF certification mark.
Enables an organization to align its food safety management system with other recognized management systems such as quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001)
ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems:
Information is an important asset & is valuable to an organization and hence needs to be suitably protected. Information leaks enhance risk.ISMS outlines the best practices that one should follow to protect informational assets.
ISMS is the only method that specifically addresses the protection of information. It provides detailed guidelines on how a secure management framework should be implemented. Recent high profile information security breaches and the value of information are highlighting the ever increasing need for organizations to protect their information. An Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It encompasses people, processes and IT systems.
Benefits: Comforts customers, employees, trading partners and stakeholders – in the knowledge that your management information and systems are secure.
Credibility, trust and confidence: Your customers can feel confident of your commitment to keeping their information safe.
Cost Savings: The cost of a single information security breach can often be in excess of $100,000. Registration reduces the risk of such cost being incurred and this is important to stakeholders and other investors in your business.
Compliance: Registration helps to show the authorities that you comply with all the relevant laws and regulations.
Commitment: Registration helps to ensure and demonstrate commitment at all levels of the organization.

OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Assessment Specification:
Occupational Health and safety assessment Specification (OHSAS) is an international standard giving requirements related to health and safety management systems in order to enable an organization to control its risks and improve its performance.

OHSAS 18001 helps the organization to define the occupational health and safety policies and objectives including compliance to legal and other requirements. The organization can apply the standard to minimize risks, accidents and hazards, to improve employee motivation and involvement. Using professional assessment teams with in depth knowledge of your health & safety issues, the certification process will ensure that your management system meets the requirements of current Occupational Health & Safety Management Standards.

Benefits of OHSAS: Improve your safety culture
Improved efficiency and consequently reduce accident and production time loss
Increased control of hazards and the reduction of risks through the setting of objectives, targets and devolved responsibility
Demonstrate legal compliance
Increase your reputation for safety and occupational health
Reduce insurance premiums
Is an integral part of a sustainability strategy
Demonstrate your commitment to the protection of staff, property and plant
Encourage more effective internal and external communication
“Business to business contract winner.”

Each element of the OHSAS 18001 standard is represented including the following:■ OH&S Policy ■ Planning for Hazard identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control ■ Legal and Other Requirements ■ Objectives ■ OH&S Management Programs ■ Structure and Responsibilities ■ Training, Awareness and Competence ■ Consultation and Communication ■ Documentation ■ Document and Data Control ■ Operational control ■ Emergency Preparedness and Response ■ Performance Measurement and Monitoring ■ Accidents, Incidents, Nonconformances and Corrective and Preventive Action ■ Records and Records Management ■ Audit ■ Management Review.

Monday, April 13, 2009

SGS - An Introduction...

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, we employ over 55,000 people and operate a network of more than 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

We take this opportunity to introduce to your esteemed organization, our CSRS (Corporate Social Responsibility Solution), services, and how we can help you in catering to increasing need of your clients, to comply to internationally recognized social compliance standards.

Why Social Compliance:-
Companies that practice social accountability lower the risk of contributing to social and environmental harm by committing to standards that address the concerns of their stakeholders. Effective social accountability programs are characterized by transparency, engagement with stakeholders, and a long-term, systematic approach.The aim of social accountability (code of conduct, human rights, ethical requirements) audit/monitoring is to ensure that you, as a sourcing partner of your client, abide with your clients commitment to corporate social responsibility. To validate transparency, consistency and integrity, most companies use a 3rd party like SGS to conduct the social accountability compliance audit.Main elements of a typical code of conduct:
v Child labor
v Forced labor
v Health & Safety
v Working hours
v Wages & benefits
v Freedom of association.
v Discrimination
v Disciplinary practices
v Environment

Our Expertise and Activities:
SGS, in India, has a full fledged CSRS department that caters to world’s top buyers for conducting 3rd party Social compliance audits, Technical Assessment and Monitoring of factories, Farms, Fields and process houses etc. Our team of highly qualified and experienced auditors, supported by a very senior and experienced team of Operation managers, Key account managers and international team of Affiliates, will be always at hand to support you on social compliance matters.

SGS Accreditation and Approvals:
SGS is a trusted third party partner for many international Trade, Brand and Retailer organizations and works closely with a number of industry groups and individual organizations to develop or monitor programs.
In addition to extensive experience in auditing against acknowledged global schemes such as ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) and ICS (Initiative Clause Sociale), SGS has been accredited by:
v BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative)
v FLA (Fair Labor Association)
v SA 8000 (Social Accountability)
v WRAP (World Responsible Apparel Production)
v ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative)
v ICS (Initiative Clause Sociale)
v Corporate Code of Conduct
v ICTI (International Council of Toys Industries)
Apart from the above we also conduct Child Labor monitoring, Security Audits
SERVICES FOR SUPPLIERS/SUBCONTRACTORS/PRODUCERS:Whether you are responding to one or more clients’ demands or wishing to implement a system to enhance your own brand, SGS can bring its expertise of international markets to you to help you find your way through the maze of Standards and Codes to find the right approach for you. Just ask us.
This can be backed up by active monitoring of non-compliances and corrective action plans to help support you through this process.
Social Compliance audits can be linked to other monitoring requirements to reduce the number of visits and provide an efficient combined approach.
What are the Benefits?
v Improved social, health & safety standards
v Compliance with legal and customer requirements
v Maintaining and gaining new business contracts
v Fulfillment of selection criteria for becoming a premium supplier
v Increased production efficiency and reduced cost by improving worker conditions
v Increased product quality
v Retention of skilled workers
v Improved management practices
v Improved company image
As your needs change, we will be happy to help you evaluate those needs and offer you the services that will help you achieve your new goals. Again, thank you for choosing SGS.
Suresh M V
Consumer Testing Services
Operations Manager (South India)
Corporate Social Responsibility Solutions
SGS India Pvt Ltd
No.23, Siva Arcade
29th Main, 1st Stage
BTM Layout
Bangalore-560 068
Tel: +91-080-26789025-30
Mob: +91-9845444156
Fax: +91-080-26787820
Web :

Saturday, April 11, 2009


He is - the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form.
To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.
Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him.
He is the Almighty, the All-Wise.”

SID has been established under the aegis of Symbiosis International University. SID offers following degree programs: DESIGN-->
Bachelor of Design (B. Des ) in Communication Design
Bachelor of Design (B. Des ) in Product Design
Bachelor of Design (B. Des ) in Fashion Communication
Bachelor of Design (B. Des ) in Fashion Design

These programs are aimed at creating professionals who can contribute to the highly dynamic and competitive world of Design.
The curriculum at SID offers an optimum mix of traditional skills, new media skills (with state of the art software) and soft skills.
The approach here is entirely project based. SID puts high emphasis on evaluating the students on the basis of continuous performance and projects.

Contact Details :
Symbiosis Institute of Design,
Survey No. 231/3A-4,
Near PMC Water Tank, Viman Nagar,
Pune – 411014
Tel : (020) 26634546 / 47 / 48
Fax : (020) 26634549

Admission Enquiry :

Website :

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Careerjet is a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites.

Using a fast and straightforward interface, users can query this database and save themselves the trouble of visiting each site individually. The job offerings themselves are not hosted by Careerjet and users are always redirected to the original job listing. Essentially, Careerjet acts as traffic driver to those sites.

Careerjet's job search engine network encompasses over 50 countries, featuring separate interfaces that are translated into 20 languages.
More details ..........
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Official site of IRISH LINEN INDUSTRY...

Founded in 1928, the Irish Linen Guild is the official promotional organization of the Irish Linen industry. Their main role is to promote Irish Linen in national and international markets through the Guild website. More about Irish Linen Industry and History....

Flax Flower............


Flax flower and more this link

How Linen is made...


Linen yarn is spun from the long fibers found just behind the bark in the multi-layer stem of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). In order to retrieve the fibers from the plant................

to see more pic's and to read more :

Irish Linen

Spins the wheel, rings the wheel while the foot's stirringSprightly and lightly and merrily ringingSounds the sweet voice of the young maiden singing.
More facts and vintage pics....... a must see site......

Thursday, March 19, 2009

RePET® - polyester yarn series made from recycled PET bottles.

Change and RevalueLIBOLON Promises a Better Future for Our Earth
¡@LIBOLON is a jointly developed brand by sister companies Li Peng and Lea Lea for nylon and polyester textiles. With 30 years of skills, experiences and fully automatic production lines for bulk or batch production, LIBOLON is determined to be the synonym of Taiwan's textile.

¡@LIBOLON lays emphasis on two eco concepts - "producing more from less and upgrading resource productivity". While it is keen to provide an integrated solution to satisfy customers demand by means of a vertical integration across the entire production and value chain, its R&D sector also devotes utmost effort to develop energy-saving and eco-friendly products by creating a manufacturing model for utilizing energy and material resources.

¡@LIBOLON has developed two series of eco product, namely RePET®and Ecoya®. RePET® is a polyester yarn series made from recycled PET bottles. Via the latest recycling technology, RePET® is produced without using virgin petrochemical raw material, which can reduce huge amount of energy consumption and CO2 emission due to the much shortened production process. Ecoya® is a colored yarn series made by injecting various specific pigments into the polymer during the spinning process. Fabric made of Ecoya® yarn not only can significantly reduce discharge of waste water during the dyeing process but also offers excellent performance like color fastness, color reproducibility and UV protection.

¡@LIBOLON has made a new "Ecoflying Plan" to fulfill the concept "cradle to cradle". During the first stage, 2008 ~ 2010, textile wastes from the plants across the entire production sectors will be recovered and recycled into new yarn or even blended with waste wood to produce wooden plastic products. The second stage will start from 2010 to 2012, with the ultimate goal to recover LIBOLON's end products into its recycling system.

Courtsy : TITAS

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Prime Source Forum..

The main objective of PSF is bringing together senior management from across the globe to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers, suppliers and retailers involved in the production and sale of garments/textiles.
Since 2006, Prime Source Forum has been held in Hong Kong every year

This international event also offers ample opportunity for delegates to network with their peers, mingle with the expert panelists and exchange ideas with their peers and competitors alike on issues of mutual interest.

2009 REGISTERED COMPANIES: Adidas, Ann Taylor, Bossini, Brilliant Global, Charming Shoppes, Chemtax (Stoll), Cortefiel, Dick's Sporting, Eddie Bauer, G2000, Guess?, Jockey, JCPenney, Jones Intl, KarstadtQuelle, Li Ning, Liz Claiborne, lululemon athletica, Mosaic Fashion, New Balance, Orchard Brands, Orsay, Otto Intl, Pacific Brands, Polo Ralph Lauren, QuikSilver, SanMar, s.Oliver, Swarovski, TAL, Target, Triumph, VF, William E. Connor & Associates and more...

Friday, March 6, 2009

London Fashion Week - Report


"What can be said for the A/W 09-10 collections at London Fashion Week? At times, I thought, very little, as it seemed that many designers had merely opted to recreate past collections in monochrome palettes. ‘Safe’ is a word that immediately springs to mind as colour, experimentation and innovation played second fiddle to a perceived commercial viability. "

to read more....

courtsy : The vine

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Indian Institute of Crafts and Design - IICD

Indian Institute of Crafts and Design is an autonomous Institute, set up by the Government of Rajasthan to act as a catalyst of change in the crafts sector. Presently, it is being managed by Ambuja Educational Institute (AEI) under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

It is also recognized as a nodal center for excellence in the area of Crafts and Design. The Institute is in continuous process of building up facilities of high order to support these recognitions.

The central idea of the Institute is to evolve a sustained programme of growth and development of both craftsperson and craft sector in an integrated manner. It seeks to generate requisite knowledge, upgrade relevant skills and foster right attitude in order to develop high quality, motivated human resource and change agents, in a vibrant climate of experimentation and innovation.

The Indian Institute of Crafts and Design has been set up to function as a research, knowledge and skill based Institute that makes craft sector contemporary and relevant in the present macro economic scenario. The main programmes of the Institute are Education, Training & Outreach, Research & Documentation and Advisory & Consultancy Services.

The Mission of the Institute is: “To evolve a sustained programme of growth and development of both craft sector and craftsmen in an integrated manner i.e. to generate requisite knowledge, to upgrade relevant skills and to foster right attitudes in order to develop high quality, motivated human resource and change agents in a vibrant climate of experimentation and innovation.” A synergy between the traditional knowledge and skill set with contemporary requirements has to evolve.IICD’s mandate is to chart out the path of that evolution.

For further information:

IICD Admission Office:

J-8, Jhalana Institutional Area,

Jaipur 302004

Email :,,

Website :

Tel: +91-141-2700494

(Direct), +91-141-2700156,

2701504 Extensions 214 & 210

Fax: +91-141-2700160

Thursday, February 26, 2009

F & A Trade Show 2009 - Bangalore -Update

Fabrics & Accessories Trade Show 2009
Sourcing... Networking... Business Opportunities

Show Details
Date: June 5 to 7, 2009
Venue: Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru, India

About the Show:
Fabrics & Accessories Trade Show 2009 is India's premier platform for the textile value chain. Now into its 6th Edition, the F&A Show will provide manufacturers and suppliers of apparel fabrics, trimmings, embellishments and related services to showcase their merchandise to discerning buyers from across the world.
The show being strictly for trade visitors only, allows companies to interact and conduct business in a non-cluttered and extremely business-like environment.

The Various Promotions of the trade show are:

# Dedicated vehicle service to and from the venue for all top buying houses and garment export houses in Bangalore.

# Dedicated volvo buses for ferrying garment exporters and domestic brands from Chennai (2), Hyderabad (1) and Bellary (1).

# Provide one-way air ticket to representatives of 100 buying houses from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

# F&A Show update featuring the product profile of the exhibiting companies will reach more than 12,000 targeted buyers like Garment Manufacturers, Buying Houses, Buying Agents, Domestic Brand Manufacturers, Fashion Designers, Wholesalers/Distributors and Importers of Fabrics, Trims & Embellishments.

# F&A Show invitations are personally addressed to buyers in our database as well as by participating companies.

# A comprehensive and focused promotional campaign will be executed to bring in high quality buyers from India and overseas. For the third year now, we will host buyer delegation from Sir Lanka & Bangladesh under the aegis of the Joint Apparel Associations Forum (JAAF) and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) respectively.

# In 2009 it will be our endeavour to invite more such delegations from garment producing nations in the region especially from the ASEAN and Far East.

# Direct mail campaigns that will run till the show.

# Participation in important trade fairs in India and overseas aimed at creating awareness for the F&A Show for exhibiting companies as well as buyers.

# PR & Advertising campaign will encompass press conferences, coverage about the show and advertisements in leading business newspapers and trade publications that are circulated in all the garment producing regions.

Major Exhibit Categories:
Fabrics: Bottom Weight Fabrics; Dress Materials; Embroidered Fabrics; Grey Fabrics; Imported Fabrics; Knitted Fabrics; Outerwear Fabrics; Printed Fabrics; Processed Fabrics; Shirting Fabrics Mill Made; Shirting Fabrics Powerloom, Silk Fabrics; Speciality Fabrics; Terry Fabrics; Velvet Fabrics; Woollen Fabrics

Accessories: Hangers; Interlinings; Labels; Laces; Motifs;
Stones & Studs; Tapes; Thread - Sewing & Embroidery; Zippers

Services: Textile related CAD/CAM; Design Institutes & Agencies; Design & Stylings;
Logistics; Textile Trade Publications; Textile Testing/Certification; Textile Trade Portals

Visitor Profile:
Serious decision makers from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and other South-east Asian countries from the following focused segments, Buying Houses & Agents; Garment Exporters & Manufacturers; Apparel Brands; Retail Chain Stores; Fashion Designers; Wholesalers; Distributors; Importers; Trade Body Representatives etc.

Buyer Delegations:
F&A Show is visited by buyer delegations from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh under the ageis of the Joint Apparel Associations Forum (JAAF) and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) respectively. In 2009 it will be our endeavour to invite more such delegations from garment producing nations in the region especially from the ASEAN and Far East.

Business Networking Forum (BNF):
The first BNF that was held as part of the 2008 edition of F&A, brought together various segments of the textile value chain from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. BNF provides industry leaders to understand and update themselves on happenings in the global textile and apparel market, as well as to assess the challenges and explore opportunities and synergies that could benefit them individually and the region collectively.

F&A Show goes beyond sourcing, it provides you an unique opportunity to network with leading textile and apparel producers from across South Asia and South-East Asia at the Business Networking Forum, attendance to which is only by special invitation.

For Exhibiting at the Show contact:
P.Krishnamurthy - CEO
S S Media & Marketing
# 34, II Floor, 17th Cross,
CMH Road, Laxmipura,
Bangalore - 560 008, Karnataka, India
Tel: +91-80-2554 4711, 4115 1841
Fax: +91-80-2554 4711
Mobile: 98454 46570, 93425 66532

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Indian Labour Laws and Garment Industry.....

Indian Labour Laws and Garment Industry.....

Major Hurdle faced by Indian Apparel Industry ......Low Labor productivity and Indian Labour Laws...??????

Lack of discipline amongst labor employed in the Indian Apparel units is major reason for very low productivity and high cost of Indian garments. The same worker when works abroad produces 3-4 times due to the fear of losing job.

Inflexible labour laws and too much job security are harming the performance of apparel industry greatly dependent on the performance of its workforce. As a result, apparel manufacturers in India have been urging the government to relax the laws.

India's labour laws date back to the time when socialism appeared to be for eradicating India's poverty. But now in global scenario, productivity linked wage system and some amount of flexibility in laws would give tremendous boost to Indian Apparel Industry.

What you think.....????

Thursday, February 19, 2009

6 months Weekend Diploma Programme on Export Import Management.

Exim Academy, a Division of Exim Consultants organizes 6 months Weekend Diploma Programme on Export Import Management. (first of its kind) The Course aims to equip the import export executives and entrants to International Trade with necessary skill set for effectively discharging their Duties with respect to Customs, Excise and Service Tax relating to Exports, Foreign Trade Policy and Procedures and Practice, Export Import documentation. While these are technical skills, the international trade executive is also required to have working knowledge of English and right attitude. The Course is designed to have exposure in these two areas as well.


Excise and Service Tax relating to Exports
Foreign Trade Policy and Procedures and Practice
Export Import documentation
Business English
Soft Skills


Executives working in Export Houses, Export Import Firms, Logistics Firms, Bonded Ware Houses, 100% EOU, SEZ and Final Year Students of MBA, M.Com and people willing to enter Export Import field.


At the end of the Programme, Participants will be armed with practical knowledge and skill set to face the day to day challenges in the export import field. We can guarantee that the transformation of the Participants at the end of the Programme would be positive.


The Course Fee is attractively fixed at Rs. 15,000 per participant, payable at the time of Admission.

Venue : EximAcademy premises at the address given below
Timing : Saturday afternoon between 02 00 p.m. & 04 00 p.m.
Sunday forenoon between 11 00 a.m. & 01 00 p.m.
Contact : MR R R PADMANABHAN Mob : 9840055020

Exim Academy (A Division of Exim Consultants)
71/32-E, 3rd Floor, RaceViewTowers, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai - 600032.
Ph : 4353 4151 / 4152. Fax : 4353 4153 Email : /

PS : Subject to Disclaimer.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TecniTex Nonwovens - International Workshop on Marketing of Technical Textiles – 12-13th April 2009, The Residency, Coimbatore

International Workshop on Marketing of Technical Textiles – 12-13th April 2009, The Residency, Coimbatore

TecniTex Nonwovens in association with Texas Tech University, USA , South India Mill Owners Association – SIMA and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textile Management –SVPITM, Coimbatore Is pleased to announce the first of its kind - a two day International workshop on Marketing of Technical Textiles at The Residency Hotel, Coimbatore during 12-13th April 2009.

This maiden event will highlight the most important issue facing the aspiring investors and the existing players of the nascent technical textiles industry in India: How and where to market & what are the markets potential?

The two day International workshop will bring in eminent speakers from leading nonwoven & technical textile companies and associations involved in the technical textiles sector across the globe and in India.

Salient features of this conference will include:

· Current global status of the technical textiles industry
· Where does India stand in this sector?
· Technology know-how involving different aspects of processing such as woven,
knitting and nonwovens
· Important end-products and their applications
· Marketing strategies and creating know-how on global markets
· Some success stories

Among other aspects, technology issues will be covered by the international expert Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech University, USA. There will also be Table-Top displays by leading Technical Textiles companies providing an opportunity to aspiring investors and existing players to do networking and marketing.

Contact Details :
TecniTex Nonwovens Pvt Ltd.
569, Hari Building, First Floor,
6th Cross, 7th Main,
HAL II Stage, Bangalore - 560008, INDIA
Tel:91 80 64567748
Mob:91 9243482460
Fax:91 80 25255605

Monday, February 2, 2009

Texworld - Paris


Start Date : 09-FEB-09.....................End Date : 12-FEB-09
Venue : Parc des expositions du Bourget
City / State : Paris, Ile-De-France
Country : France

Event Profile:
Texworld offers you the latest trends from the world of garment textiles in one convenient location - Paris, the Capital of Fashion. Texworld becomes part of your business ecosystem and acts as a change agent to bring out qualitative changes through its Metamorphic Transformation Framework.

Texworld had once again justified its role as an international meeting place for apparel textiles, with a total of 16,820 visitors from 104 countries (a 4% increase over February 2004), 86% of whom were international buyers.

Visitor's Profile:

Manufacturers of clothing, Fabric Manufacturers, Private Label, Textile Retailers and Wholesalers, Garment Retailers and Wholesalers, Mail-order, Large scale retailing, Chain store, Department Store, Trading Companies, Agents, Designers, Buying Offices, Sales Representatives are the visitors.

Exhibitor's Profile:

Profile for exhibit includes Silk, Silky aspects, Wool, Cotton, Shirting, Knitted, Prints, Denim, Ladies wear, Menswear, Children and Infants wear, Sport and Casual Wear, Swimmwear and Lingerie, Trade Publisher, Textile Machinery.

Messe Frankfurt GmbH
1,Frankfurt Am Main,
Germany.Tel: +(49)-(69)-75750Fax: +(49)-(69)-75756433

Source / Courtsy : Texworld

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

PREVIEW IN DAEGU 2009 (PID 2009) --Korea (RoK)

PREVIEW IN DAEGU 2009 (PID 2009) --Korea (RoK)
(Synthetic Fiber & Fabric – International Textile Fair)
(Free - - Accommodation; Airport Transfers; Local Transport; Interpretation & City Tour)
11 -13 March, 2009

Kotra (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) which is a trade office of Embassy of the Republic of Korea and sponsored by Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy is organizing a Trade Mission of Buyers / Importers and Exhibitors during Preview in Daegu (PID 2009) at Korea scheduled on 11-13 March, 2009.

[ A ] INCENTIVES / SUBSIDIES by Korean Government:

20% Discount on booth (Reimbursement) + 10% Discount more,
if you participated in the past PID
Free Accommodation for 3 nights at deluxe-grade hotel in Daegu (Twin bed room) - - two representatives can attend from One company & share a room +
Free Interpretation service to overseas visitors
Free Shuttle bus service for Airport Transfers and Local Transportations from Hotel to Exhibition center / meeting place

Buyers/ Importers:
Free Accommodation for 2 nights (Twin bed room) - - two representatives may attend from One company & share a room
Free Shuttle bus service for Airport Transfers and Local Transportation from Hotel to Exhibition center / meeting place
Free Interpretation service to overseas visitors
Free City Tour on request only - - Overseas Visitors (except entrance fee to specific place)
Business Center - - Free Service of faxes copiers and internet.



· PID 2009 is the manufacturer-based new textile & technology exhibition which provides the buyers with satisfactory price and quality.
· PID 2009 is the professional business exhibition which predicts International fabric trends and present new textile developments.
· Daegu is having world’s largest synthetic fiber producing plant.
· This exhibition has been held annually since the year 2002.
· Korea is possessing 32.5% of the world’s synthetic fiber market (China 9.4%) and Daegu is holding over 80% of the domestic chemical fiber market and holding 33% of Korea’s fabric manufactures.
· Preview in DAEGU presents the new textile materials correspondence to world wide Spring/ Summer fashion trend every year, and also provides an exceptional chance for both exhibitors and buyers to have closer relationship.

Achievements of last year’s PID 2008 / Facts & Figures of PID 2008 - -


Date : March 11 (Wed) - 13 (Fri), 2009/ 3 days
Venue : Daegu Exhibition & Convention Center (EXCO), Daegu, Korea
Hours : 10:00AM – 6:00PM (till 5:00PM on Friday, 13th)
Host : Daegu Metropolitan City, Gyeongsangbuk-do
KOFOTI (Korea Federation of Textile Industries)
Organizers : Kotra (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency)
: DGTIA (Daegu - Gyeongbuk Textile Industries Association)

For more information about PID 2009, please visit,

Home Textiles
Fancy / Finishing
Lingerie/Swimwear, etc.
Fashion Trends
Functional Fabrics

Exhibitors : 13th February, 2009 (payment to be made)Buyers : 26th February, 2009

Kotra Mumbai office will assist you in obtaining visa by issuing VISA RECOMMENDATION LETTER.
Contact Details :
Bhavin G. Kadakia
Senior Manager – Trade & Investment
Ms. Karen (91-22-6631 5416; 6615 8000) or
Ms. Priti (91-22-6631 5415)
Kotra - Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
Korea Business Center
(Trade Office, Embassy of the Republic of Korea)
Sponsored by Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Republic of Korea
Maker Chamber- VI, 9th Floor, Office No. 93, Nariman Point, Mumbai- 400 021, India.
Direct : 91-22-6615 7505 Board : 91-22-6631 8000
Fax : 91-22-6631 8780 Mobile : 91-98191 40102
E-mail : Personal :
Web site :,

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Indian Banks' Association (IBA)

The Indian Banks' Association (IBA) was formed on the 26th September 1946 with 22 members. As on July 2008 IBA has 150 members .

Objectives :
To promote and develop in India sound and progressive banking principles, practices and conventions and to contribute to the developments of creative banking.
To render assistance and to provide various common services to Members and to the banking industry.
To develop and implement new ideas and innovations in banking services, operations and procedures.
To organize co-ordination and co-operation on procedural, legal, technical, administrative or professional problems and practices of banks and the banking industry.
To initiate advance planning for introduction of new systems or services in the banking industry.
To collect, classify and circulate statistical and other information on the structure and working of the banking system.
To act as a clearing house for dissemination and exchange of statistical data, information, views and opinions on the systems, procedures and practices, and organization and methods of banks and on the structure, working and operations of the banking system.
To explore, plan, co-ordinate and organize detailed surveys on banking, business, resources, personnel and management development programmes of banks and the banking industry.
To pool together talents and resources available with members and to organize exchange of expertise and experiences of members for simplifying forms and procedures, for reducing cost of operations, for increasing efficiency and productivity and for such other common purposes as may be necessary or relevant to banks and the banking industry.
To organize exchange of credit information and opinions, export information or information and views on any other aspects of interest to banks or the banking industry.
To promote education and knowledge of the law and practice of banking.
To issue periodical newsletters, bulletins or magazines and publish books, pamphlets or other literature on matters of interest to members and to the banking industry.
To project a good public image of banking as a service industry and develop good public relations.
To promote harmonious personnel relations in banking industry and to devise ways and means for involving banking personnel in the endeavours of banks for growth and development of banking and the economy of the country.
To organize, promote and afford facilities for indoor and outdoor games, any form of sports, recreation, sports competitions, events, cultural activities, social activities, fine arts, social meetings, entertainments and to organize meetings for the above purposes and to provide for purposes by purchasing, acquiring, taking on lease, own, hire or otherwise playing fields, grounds, buildings, pavilions and other facilities.
To give financial assistance to individuals or bodies, from out of its own funds, or by collection from its members, or from any other source, and for the purpose of such collection, to accept grants, donations, etc. in cash or kind from Government, its members, other organizations, members of the public, etc. and to collect subscriptions, membership and other fees and to levy fees or charges for the use of the facilities and to raise funds in any manner to strengthen the financial position of the Association, from time to time, for the purpose of providing education, training and facilities for imparting basic, advance knowledge and techniques in games, sports, cultural activities, social activities, fine arts, etc. and to give donations, technical and other assistance, sports equipments, sports facilities and expert guidance to organizers for this purpose whether its members or not and to conduct, organize, participate or to associate itself in State-Level, Nation, International Tournaments and competitions pertaining to sports, cultural activities, social activities, fine arts, etc., held in or outside India.
To found, establish, develop and finance a separate body for the promotion of objects contained in Clauses n, nn, nnn, and generally, and to register it as a Society and/or Public Trust, or a Company under the provisions or relevant Acts, as the case may be.
To maintain continuous communications with the representatives of bank employees, to conduct talks, discussions, and negotiations with them and to arrive at Settlements.
To provide assistance and guidance to members in interpretation and implementation of Awards, Settlements, etc.
To assist, advise and guide all members and the smaller members in particular on all their needs, difficulties and problems of growth, development and working.
To act as an agent or a representative of a member or members in respect of matters connected with any of their operations working or administration.
To maintain close co-ordination and liaison with Reserve Bank of India, All Financial Institutions, Chambers of Commerce, Organisations of Banking Industry, Management or Educational Institutes, Universities and such other Organisations for realizing the subject and purposes of the Association.
Generally to do all and any other thing that may be necessary or relevant for the realization of the objects and purposes of the Association directly or indirectly.
To carry on publicity for the purpose of educating public opinion with regard to the scope, importance and activities of the banking industry, for creative growth and development.
To do all and such other things as are incidental or conductive to the attainment of any or all of the above objects.

Contact Details :
Indian Banks' Association
World Trade Centre,
6th Floor
Centre 1 Building,
World Trade Centre Complex,
Cuff Parade,Mumbai - 400 005

Source / Courtsy : IBA

Foreign Exchange Dealer's Association of India (FEDAI)

Foreign Exchange Dealer's Association of India (FEDAI) was set up in 1958 as an Association of banks dealing in foreign exchange in India (typically called Authorised Dealers - ADs) as a self regulatory body and is incorporated under Section 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. It's major activities include framing of rules governing the conduct of inter-bank foreign exchange business among banks vis-à-vis public and liaison with RBI for reforms and development of forex market.

Presently some of the functions are as follows:
Guidelines and Rules for Forex Business.
Training of Bank Personnel in the areas of Foreign Exchange Business.
Accreditation of Forex Brokers
Advising/Assisting member banks in settling issues/matters in their dealings.
Represent member banks on Government/Reserve Bank of India/Other Bodies.
Announcement of daily and periodical rates to member banks.

Due to continuing integration of the global financial markets and increased pace of de-regulation, the role of self-regulatory organizations like FEDAI has also transformed. In such an environment, FEDAI plays a catalytic role for smooth functioning of the markets through closer co-ordination with the RBI, other organizations like FIMMDA, the Forex Association of India and various market participants. FEDAI also maximizes the benefits derived from synergies of member banks through innovation in areas like new customized products, bench marking against international standards on accounting, market practices, risk management systems, etc.,

Contact Details :
Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India
17th Floor, Maker Tower 'F',
Cuffe ParadeMumbai - 400 005. INDIA
Phone : Chief Executive : +91 22 22182583
Secretary : +91 22 22184200
General : +91 22 22184432 / 22182549
Fax : +91 22 22189946
e-mail :
Website :
Source / Courtsy : FEDAI

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) :

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. Today it is one of India's most prestigious business schools.

Contact Details :

IIFT Bhawan, B-21, Qutab Institutional AreaNew DelhiTelephone :
+91-11-26965124+91-11-26965051 Fax+91-1126853956, Website :

Source / Courtsy : IIFT

ICC's New Rules on Documentary Credits.

ICC's publication of the 2007 Revision of Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, UCP 600, (ICC Publication No. 600) is now available.

ICC's new rules on documentary credits, which are used for letter of credit transactions worldwide, were approved by the ICC Commission on Banking Technique and Practice on 25 October 2006. UCP 600 is the first revision of the rules since 1993 and represents more than three years of work by the commission. The implementation date is 1 July 2007.
UCP 600 contains significant changes to the existing rules, including:
A reduction in the number of articles from 49 to 39;

New articles on "Definitions" and "Interpretations" providing more clarity and precision in the rules;

A definitive description of negotiation as "purchase" of drafts of documents;
The replacement of the phrase "reasonable time" for acceptance or refusalof documents by a maximum period of five banking days.

UCP 600 also includes the 12 Articles of the eUCP, ICC's supplement to the UCP governing presentation of documents in electronic or part-electronic form.

UCP 600 is available in two convenient formats:
Book - 72 pages (ICC Publication No. 600)
Price: Rs. 1470 per copy

Leaflet (pictured left) - 8 page, fold-out Leaflet,
sold in sets of 25 Leaflets(ICC Publication No. 600LF).
Price: Rs. 8800 per set of 25 leaflet.

ICC - INDIA - Contact details :
The Executive Director
International Chamber of Commerce Federation
House Tansen Marg New Delhi - 110 001 INDIA
Phone : 91-11-23738760-70 (11 lines)

Fax : +91-11-23320714, 23721504
Source / Courtsy : ICC - India
ICC - International Chamber of Commerce

The ICC's origins :
The International Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1919 with an overriding aim that remains unchanged: to serve world business by promoting trade and investment, open markets for goods and services, and the free flow of capital.

Much of ICC's initial impetus came from its first president, Etienne Clémentel, a former French minister of commerce. Under his influence, the organization's international secretariat was established in Paris and he was instrumental in creating the ICC International Court of Arbitration in 1923.

ICC has evolved beyond recognition since those early post-war days when business leaders from the allied nations met for the first time in Atlantic City. The original nucleus, representing the private sectors of Belgium, Britain, France, Italy and the United States, has expanded to become a world business organization with thousands of member companies and associations in around 130 countries. Members include many of the world's most influential companies and represent every major industrial and service sector.

The voice of international business
Traditionally, ICC has acted on behalf of business in making representations to governments and intergovernmental organizations. Three prominent ICC members served on the Dawes Commission which forged the international treaty on war reparations in 1924, seen as a breakthrough in international relations at the time.

A year after the creation of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945, ICC was granted the highest level consultative status with the UN and its specialized agencies. Ever since, it has ensured that the international business view receives due weight within the UN system and before intergovernmental bodies and meetings such as the G8 where decisions affecting the conduct of business are made.

Defender of the multilateral trading system
ICC's reach - and the complexity of its work - have kept pace with the globalization of business and technology. In the 1920s ICC focused on reparations and war debts. A decade later, it struggled vainly through the years of depression to hold back the tide of protectionism and economic nationalism. After war came in 1939, ICC assured continuity by transferring its operations to neutral Sweden.

In the post-war years, ICC remained a diligent defender of the open multilateral trading system. As membership grew to include more and more countries of the developing world, the organization stepped up demands for the opening of world markets to the products of developing countries. ICC continues to argue that trade is better than aid.
In the 1980s and the early 1990s, ICC resisted the resurgence of protectionism in new guises such as reciprocal trading arrangements, voluntary export restraints and curbs introduced under the euphemism of "managed trade".

Challenges of the 21st Century
After the disintegration of communism in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, ICC faced fresh challenges as the free market system won wider acceptance than ever before, and countries that had hitherto relied on state intervention switched to privatization and economic liberalization. As the world enters the 21st century, ICC is building a stronger presence in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and the emerging economies of eastern and central Europe.Today, 16 ICC commissions of experts from the private sector cover every specialized field of concern to international business. Subjects range from banking techniques to financial services and taxation, from competition law to intellectual property rights, telecommunications and information technology, from air and maritime transport to international investment regimes and trade policy.

Self-regulation is a common thread running through the work of the commissions. The conviction that business operates most effectively with a minimum of government intervention inspired ICC's voluntary codes. Marketing codes cover sponsoring, advertising practice, sales promotion, marketing and social research, direct sales practice, and marketing on the Internet. Launched in 1991, ICC's Business Charter for Sustainable Development provides 16 principles for good environmental conduct that have been endorsed by more than 2300 companies and business associations.

Practical services to business
ICC keeps in touch with members all over the world through its conferences and biennial congresses - in 2004 the world congress was held in Marrakesh. As a member-driven organization, with national committees in 84 countries, it has adapted its structures to meet the changing needs of business. Many of them are practical services, like the ICC International Court of Arbitration, which is the longest established ICC institution. The Court is the world's leading body for resolving international commercial disputes by arbitration. In 2004 561 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court, concerning 1 682 parties from 116 different countries and independent territories.

The first Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits came out in 1933 and the latest version, UCP 500, came into effect in January 1994. These rules are used by banks throughout the world. A supplement to UCP 500, called the eUCP, was added in 2002 to deal with the presentation of all electronic or part electronic documents. In 1936, the first nine Incoterms were published, providing standard definitions of universally employed terms like Ex quay, CIF and FOB, and whenever necessary they are revised. Incoterms 2000 came into force on 1 January 2000.In 1951 the International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce (IBCC) was created. It quickly became a focal point for cooperation between chambers of commerce in developing and industrial countries, and took on added importance as chambers of commerce of transition economies responded to the stimulus of the market economy. In 2001, on the occasion of the 2nd World Chambers Congress in Korea, IBCC was renamed the World Chambers Federation (WCF), clarifying WCF as the world business organization's department for chamber of commerce affairs. WCF also administers the ATA Carnet system for temporary duty-free imports, a service delivered by chambers of commerce, which started in 1958 and is now operating in over 57 countries.Another ICC service, the Institute for World Business Law was created in 1979 to study legal issues relating to international business. At the Cannes film festival every year, the Institute holds a conference on audiovisual law.

The fight against commercial crime
In the early 1980s, ICC set up three London-based services to combat commercial crime: the International Maritime Bureau, dealing with all types of maritime crime; the Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau; and the Financial Investigation Bureau. A cybercrime unit was added in 1998. An umbrella organization, ICC Commercial Crime Services, coordinates the activities of the specialized anti-crime services.

All these activities fulfil the pledge made in a key article of the ICC's constitution: "to assure effective and consistent action in the economic and legal fields in order to contribute to the harmonious growth and the freedom of international commerce".

Source / Courtsy : ICC

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

GTE : Garment Technology Expo :

Name and Venue of the Exhibition:

Garment Technology Expo -2009 International,
NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla, New Delhi, India.

Product Profile:

CAD / CAM, Sewing, Knitting, Embroidery,
Dyes & Chemicals, Quilting, Fusing,
Laundry, Fabrics, Fancy Yarn,
Finishing Equipment, Dyeing,
Cutting Printing & Packaging,
Software Solutions, Spreading,
Spares & Attachments, Accessories & Trims,
Testing Equipment, Support Services,
HR Agencies, Trade Publications.

Contact Information

Garment Technology Expo Pvt. Ltd. F-36, Kalkaji Main, New Delhi-110019, IndiaTel: 011-41601662, 41601663
Fax: 91-11-41600833Email:

Opening and Closing Dates of the Exhibition:

Opening- 16th January 2009Closing- 19th January 2009

Hours of Exhibition: Exhibitors:

10:00 a.m. to 07:30 p.m. Visitors: 11:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.

What is REACH ?

REACH is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The new law entered into force on 1 June 2007.

The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, innovative capability and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry should be enhanced. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH.

The REACH Regulation gives greater responsibility to industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances. Manufacturers and importers will be required to gather information on the properties of their chemical substances, which will allow their safe handling, and to register the information in a central database run by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. The Agency will act as the central point in the REACH system: it will manage the databases necessary to operate the system, co-ordinate the in-depth evaluation of suspicious chemicals and run a public database in which consumers and professionals can find hazard information.

The Regulation also calls for the progressive substitution of the most dangerous chemicals when suitable alternatives have been identified.

REACH has been developed in a climate of transparency and consultation. The Commission has held extensive dialogue with stakeholders before and after the proposal was presented.

Stakeholders sent over 6000 responses during the REACH internet consultation and contributed to the REACH Impact Assessment both before and after the launch of the Commission REACH proposal in 2003. This helped the Commission to improve the design and cost-effectiveness of the system and subsequently the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to amend the proposal under the co-decision procedure.

REACH provisions will be phased-in over 11 years. Companies can find explanations of REACH in the guidance documents and can address themselves to a number of helpdesks.

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